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Through the years, it has been proven over and over again that chiropractic therapy not only helps with back pain and spinal issues, but it also enhances one’s overall health conditions, such as:

  • asthma, ear infections, or colic,
  • pelvic pain, menstrual problems or infertility,
  • back, neck, arm, shoulder, or leg pain,
  • headaches, allergies, arthritis, colds, flu, vision,
  • plus more!

Will chiropractic therapy work for you? The first step in receiving the appropriate treatment is getting a correct diagnosis of the cause of your pain. The number of chiropractic adjustments required depends on the nature of your condition, how long it has been present, and your desired level of wellness.

There is a concern among family chiropractors that many families have given up on exercise programs. Busy parents start and stop various training programs, join gyms, and buy workout clothes, spending their hard-earned income on things they end up not using. Ultimately, the whole family loses out on the benefits of exercise.

Why is starting an exercise program so difficult? There are so many forms of exercise to choose from that fitting it into a busy schedule is overwhelming. There is weight-lifting, swimming, bicycling, running, Pilates, yoga, tennis, baseball, and the list goes on. The challenge is selecting the form of exercise that’s best for you and your family, and then having the knowledge to begin training in a way that it will be beneficial and not harmful.

With summer on the way, families are getting outside and starting some form of exercise. However, if you’ve been sitting on the couch all winter, it’s easy to hurt yourself. Doing too much too soon or doing the wrong type of exercise is a typical cause of injury. Those who really don’t want to exercise in the first place and get hurt after a few day or weeks into their new program will probably quit and not start again.

Is spinal decompression painful?  No, spinal decompression is not painful. In fact, it will help relieve the chronic pain that you have been living with. You may be unable to think of little else except finding relief. Your chiropractor may recommend spine decompression treatment that will help heal your spine naturally.

How does Nonsurgical Spinal Decompression work?

Nonsurgical spinal decompression is a type of motorized traction that works by gently stretching the spine, changing the force and position of the spine. This change creates negative pressure in the disc, taking the pressure off the spinal disks, which are gel-like cushions between the bones in your spine. As a result, bulging or herniated disks may retract, taking the pressure off nerves and other structures in your spine. This, in turn, helps promote movement of water, oxygen, and nutrient-rich fluids into the disks so they can heal.

There are four basic chiropractic wellness levels which help to explain how the majority of patients relate to chiropractor treatment. Each patient’s unique history, health, age, and inherited family tendencies will determine how they actually respond to the treatment and the optimum level of wellness that can be achieved through chiropractic care.

Level 1: Spinal Correction – This is the most acute level of need and may take a longer period of time to achieve your optimum level of health. Chronic or acute subluxations have damaged your vertebrae, joints, nerves, discs, muscles, meninges, tendons and ligaments. A series of chiropractic treatments will be prescribed in order for the body to learn to heal itself.

Level 2: Spinal Healing  At this level, your body will start to hold adjustments for longer periods. However, you will still be subluxation-prone, and different areas may need to be adjusted for each visit. Again, a prescribed course of treatments will be prescribed less frequently.

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